You know The Guy in High Maintenance? Mark is that guy. He knows where you live, and sometimes he hangs out in your living room. He probably sees you more than he does his best friends. You like him — you just don’t really know him. Or his real name. That’s to be expected, though. Because he’s selling you weed. Keep Reading »
Silver back in the good ol’ days. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)
Lower East Side assemblyman Sheldon Silver pled not guilty to federal corruption charges during his arraignment yesterday, proclaiming after the hearing that he expected to be vindicated in court.
His lawyers, meanwhile, claimed he had already been convicted in the press and accused U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of orchestrating a “media firestorm” against their client before a single witness had been called. They filed a motion to dismiss the indictment that was handed down by a grand jury last week, contending the proceedings may have been tainted by pre-trial publicity. Keep Reading »
The man who robbed an East Village boutique last month may have also held up several other stylish stores in the area.
Last month, the police put out word that, on the afternoon of Jan. 23, a knife-wielding man entered Goldwater (aka AuH20), a used clothing store on East 7th Street, and demanded cash. He snagged $240 while an accomplice waited outside. Keep Reading »
Fallen assembly speaker Sheldon Silver could be indicted any day now, but where will his case go from there?
After filing their complaint on Jan 22, government prosecutors had 30 days to obtain an indictment against the Lower East Side pol, according to his attorney. It hasn’t come down yet, but it may well happen during a court hearing scheduled for Feb. 23 (assuming Silver doesn’t request an extension) or even sooner, according to a spokesperson for Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Keep Reading »
A Stuyvesant Town resident who disappeared from his apartment, leaving a suicide note behind, was found dead in the water today.
Andreas Robbins disappeared from his East 14th Street apartment on Dec. 1, leaving behind his cell phone, wallet, and a note that said he was going to jump off the George Washington Bridge. His girlfriend, in a Reddit post, said he was suffering from depression and wanted to leave New York City. Keep Reading »
State Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol is the latest to express concern about the possible health impact of the massive blaze that erupted on the Williamsburg waterfront early Saturday morning. Keep Reading »
“Glowing Homeless,” a neon sculpture made in response to the death of a man in McGolrick Park. (Photo: Fannie Allie)
At the start of last week, as the streets of Greenpoint became eerily empty, ten homeless men crawled into roll-out cots found in the basement of the Lutheran Church of the Messiah. While the rest of the city braced for the onset of a blizzard, these men were able to close their eyes with pillows under their heads rather than the usual wooden park benches. Keep Reading »